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Great article. Couldn't help but be reminded of a classic quote: "Stop rhyming and I mean it!" (and Andrè said....???)
I agree with a lot of this except the perfect rhyme thing. Songwriters look lazy when they DON'T use good rhymes. I understand not to use extremely typical rhymes, but, DAMN! Songs sound GREAT when the words ACTUALLY rhyme! I'm sorry to be like this, but I try damn hard to rhyme and, like I said, lazy is when you "give up" and say "I'm gonna rhyme door with chair", pronounce them almost the same when I sing them and hope no one notices. I just think that a good songwriter will take the time to find the perfect rhyme OR rewrite a section to make it rhyme well. Can you tell I'm passionate about this?!! Anyway, not to sound like a complete douche, I do appreciate articles like this and thanks for posting! PS... I don't always use perfect rhymes, just my 2 cents ;-)
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I have crew with my 3 bros and we follow all those tips
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My boy friend wrote a couple of songs they are wonderful what does he need to do to get them heard
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This is basic to me. But its good to help the learners - have you heard the crap out there!
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I really appreciate the pointers. Now that I have more tools I am excited to get started.
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Nice,needed this info,a music producer getting alot of songs done for my up coming Lp,thnks...
very well thought article, that I can see helping a great number of songwriters, if only they'd take time to think about the message, and not just read it over.
Great Article! One thing that helped me a lot was to take a Poetry writing class while in college. And yeah I'll sometimes write a song 5 or 6 times until it feels right. There is nothing worse than releasing a song and having a bad line make you cringe every time you have to hear it.
good advice except i don't agree with #6. sometimes it makes a song even more interesting if the emphasis is where the listener doesn't expect it. exhibit A: Andy Partridge of XTC.
Love it!! Retweeting it now! X phoebe @thisispasserine
Awesome - I will always go through this check sheet before pre prod thank you :-)
I already do every one of those things and I have been for years. I guess I'm in good shape!
This is excellent & very helpful!!! Thank you!
Great tips! I totally agree that perfect rhymes should be avoided if possible. A great tool to find very close imperfect rhymes is Rhyme Genie: http://www.rhymegenie.com
Thank you Robin,
Great advice and your right- the most important thing is to write with excellence.
Timothy & Mary Moore (BTR)
yaa really helpfull
You are so knowledgeable about this!:) I think I'll finish this song now? haha
Very helpful! Especially the section that stated to make the chorus more general than the Verse. TY! http://www.indabamusic.com/#!/people/jessejamesjaime
Keep these articles coming as they've oepend many new doors for me.
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Thanks guys! I'm glad this helped.
Very nice article an good useful points we could always be better than what we are!!
Nice piece. One thing I've learned from Quincy Jones is that the best songwriters are re-writers.
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Excellent article. This blog helped me through writing a song today. Thanks.
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Good article! I'd love to have someone who knows something about writing to help sharpen me!